Let government take call on Vande Mataram: Madras HC

Putting an end to criticism that the Court had overstepped its brief by making singing of ‘Vande Mataram’ compulsory in educational institutions, government offices and private companies, the Madras High Court set aside the order saying it is for the government to decide.
Let government take call on Vande Mataram: Madras HC
Madras HC


A division bench comprising Justices Huluvadi G Ramesh and RMT Teekaa Raman while allowing an appeal in this regard, said, “We feel that since it is a policy decision to be taken by the State, in modification of the order of the single judge, we leave it them to decide on the matter.” 
While the petitioner had moved the court against the results in TET in which he was not awarded a mark despite correctly answering ‘Vande Mataram’ was originally written in Bangla and not in Sanskrit, Justice MV Muralidharan, made singing of ‘Vande Mataram’ mandatory. Also, while the single judge directed the accommodation of the petitioner in any vacancy as BT Assistant, the bench said, “The courts should not interfere in the government’s policy decision, unless there is a clear violation of Constitutional provision.”

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